Naruddin FarahThursday, November 1, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a reading and Q&A with Nuruddin Farah, presented by Paul A. Bové and Boundary 2.
Nuruddin Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. He is the author of numerous novels, novellas, short stories, and plays. His novels include Hiding in Plain Sight, Crossbones, and his trilogies Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship and Blood in the Sun, which comprises Maps and Gifts as well as Secrets. After the publication of Sweet and Sour Milk in 1979, Farah became persona non grata in Somalia and served a self-imposed exile of more than twenty years, before he was permitted to visit in 1996. His novels have been translated into many languages and have won numerous international awards. Farah was named the 1998 laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. He now divides his time between Cape Town, South Africa and Annandale, New York.
Nuruddin Farah is a member of the Boundary 2 Editorial Board. Boundary 2 is a journal of literature and politics around the world. Edited at the University of Pittsburgh, published by Duke University Press.
Paul A. Bové is the Editor of boundary 2, an international journal of literature and culture, published by Duke University Press. The journal has published recent special issues on major topics in the academy, including Antinomies of the Post-Secular, Second Hand Europe, as well as a Dossier: Orientalism and the Invention of World Literatures. Forthcoming special issues include studies of Stuart Hall as an exemplary intellectual, “Marxism, Communism, and Translation,” and “New Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Feminism”–among others. He is also the Editor of the B2 Review, which publishes extended online magazines on Digital Culture, Gender and Sexuality and Literature and Politics.